Brexit news latest – Boris to make announcement as trade agreement deadline passes following ‘disappointing’ EU talks

BORIS Johnson has given the EU 24 hours to back down on fishing demands or the UK will walk away with no deal.

Following discussions with EU Council President, Charles Michel and Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen last night, the PM agreed to extend his trade talks deadline by another day in the hope France and Spain give up on their demands to maintain fishing rights in British waters.

Although there has been significant progress towards a trade deal made over the past week, fishing rights remains the key sticking point.

EU officials have insisted they will not agree a deal at any price, with France and Spain joining forces this week to insist they will veto any agreement unless there is absolutely no change in their rights to fish in British waters.

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